Ma­son was ‘brave’ to change his mind, says Mor­ri­son

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - Gia Nts 56 Bradford Bulls 12 - By MEL BOOTH

CARDIFF City cap­tain Sean Mor­ri­son praised ‘brave’ ref­eree Lee Ma­son over the Hud­der­s­field Town penalty that never was.

“I was an­gry with the ref to start with be­cause I didn’t think it was a penalty,” said Mor­ri­son, a pro­mo­tion win­ner when he was on loan with Town.

“There might have been a tan­gle of legs out­side the box to start with and then the lad went over the top of Ben­nett and tried to sell it to the ref­eree.

“I just think the ref was brave to change his mind be­cause, once you give it, it’s harder to change your mind and take the penalty away from Hud­der­s­field.

“They’re a team of four (of­fi­cials) and the lines­man didn’t think it was a penalty, so fair play to him for show­ing the char­ac­ter to over­turn it.”

Cardiff dropped a place to 17th, but stayed out of the rel­e­ga­tion zone after New­cas­tle were beaten at Chelsea on Satur­day evening.

New­cas­tle are Cardiff’s next op­po­nents at St James’ Park and Mor­ri­son has called for a big im­prove­ment on Ty­ne­side.

“This wasn’t good enough, it’s as sim­ple as that,” said Mor­ri­son, re­flect­ing on a dreary con­test be­tween two sides be­ing tipped for rel­e­ga­tion.

“We weren’t good enough on the of­fen­sive front, but we’ll take a point as a pos­i­tive.

“We know we need to be bet­ter at New­cas­tle and, hope­fully, they come on to us a bit more.

“We have to show what we can do go­ing for­ward, be­cause that’s a huge game.

“We have to cre­ate more if we want to stay in the league.”

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